March 13, 2020
From Easterseals President and CEO Mark Whitley:
With the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis escalating, I wanted to personally share how Easterseals is working to actively navigate the complex nature of this virus, balancing its possible impact on our organization, associates, program participants and our communities.
Easterseals Southern California is monitoring events in real-time, collaborating across our senior leadership, Board of Directors, national network of Easterseals affiliates, and state/local agencies, and preparing to respond and take any action as needed. We will remain vigilant and respond as appropriate to this fluid, evolving situation with rapidly changing news and emerging information.
Our absolute priority is the safety, well-being and health of our many participants, families, and associates. We are responsible to the communities we serve.
More detailed information about what specific Easterseals services and locations are doing in response to the coronavirus and the procedures they are each putting in place for everyone's protection and safety can be found at the links below (Last updated Friday, March 27, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. PDT)
This is an unprecedented time, but Easterseals has been working as a trusted community resource for 100 years and we will work to weather this moment together.
President & CEO
UPDATE: Although ESSC’s Child Development Centers are closed until April 10, they still are actively working with families to assure they are safe and have the resources they need. Socialization services will close for home-based services. Education and family support will continue by supplying resources and coaching in alternative formats.